Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sept. 25-29

Last we wrapped up the Language Arts Unit 1, answering the question, "Why do citizens get involved in their communities?" We discussed through literature what is means to be a good citizen and community member. We also continued to explore and experiment with sound. Through our experiments we were able to see the effects of sound waves pushing a ping pong ball and water! The scholars' shreeks of wonder were priceless.

This week brings more excitement and adventure.


  • Tuesday- Johnny Appleseed's Birthday
  • Wednesday- 1st grade picture day
  • Thursday- Scholastic Book orders due for this month
  • Friday- Accelerated Reader 2 points due
    • -progress reports will be sent home


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sept. 18-22

Last week was filled with learning and exploration. Some our the highlights included learning about the artist Jackson Pollock, watching some footage of him painting in his drip style, and then trying it out ourselves! It was thrilling to create a piece of artwork in his likeness. We also experimented with sound and discovered through our experimenting that sound is created by vibrations! Have your scholar share all about how they made that discovery.  This week we will continue to explore sound through observations and experiments. We are continuing to seek answers to the Essential Question in our literacy unit, "Why do people get involved in their communities?". This also ties in with our learning in Social Studies Unit 1, Citizenship. This will be a bustling, busy week of first grade!



  •  NO SCHOOL this Thursday. 
  •  Homework will be due this Friday and the spelling test will be Friday.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sept. 11-15

What a great way to start the week with a Patriot's Day celebration honoring America!  Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us at the assembly this morning. It was inspiring to listen to the next generation share why they were "proud to be Americans."


Attached is this week's Fabulous Firsts Weekly News.

Your scholar's Accelerated Reader username and password were sent home today.
Please check their STAR folder for that informational sheet. I have also included a list of Lexile reading level range equivalents from various programs, to help make finding a book in your scholar's correct reading range easier. Please let me know if you have any questions about the program, or this information.
As always, thank you for your support!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sept. 5-8

What a busy first few weeks of school! The students are blooming and bonding as a class community. We are all enjoying each and every day!

Thank you to every family that has returned all paperwork. The POWW Earthquake Kits should be delivered this week, if you have not received yours already. Please be sure to attach a photo of your scholar to the emergency information sheet in the kit. Thank you all for all of your support!

I have attached a copy of this week's Fabulous Firsts of Room 5's Weekly News. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back to School Night

We had 100% participation at Back to School Night tonight! 

It was a pleasure to see all of you here supporting your student's school experience.

I am thrilled to start this school year on such a positive note!

Please return your student's STAR Folder with the important papers completed and signed by this Friday.
Thank you so much for all of your support! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

What an amazing experience we enjoyed today!
After learning all about a Solar Eclipse, we built a model and then were lucky enough to experience one in person! What an awesome phenomenon to witness. Welby was very lucky to have received a generous donation from a former parent, that allowed the children to all safely watch history being made before their eyes, literally!


Welcome to 1st grade! 
I am so very excited to be guiding your scholar throughout this amazing journey! I know that this year will bring excitement and pride as together we watch all of the accomplishments that are achieved and the discoveries that are made. I am looking forward to a strong partnership with you as we begin this year of growth.

Sept. 25-29

Last we wrapped up the Language Arts Unit 1, answering the question, "Why do citizens get involved in their communities?" We discu...